jackstay


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jackstay

[′jak‚stā]
(naval architecture)
A rope, rod, or pipe rove through the eyebolts fitted on a yard or mast for the purpose of attaching sails to the yard or mast.
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Burke Marine has a full range of what your body may need for heading offshore as well as jackstays, harnesses, tethers and Personal Flotation Devices (PFDs) that are so lightweight and unobtrusive now, they are referred to as a bit of a fashion item.